Bernicia

Amble-by-the-Sea, Northumberland (Ref. 5728)

  • Rating 

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • spudit2003
    October 2014
    tripadvisor rating
    “Surprisingly spacious and well located”
    We (myself, wife and new baby) were invited on holiday by my in-laws and stayed during the first week of August. Having seen the photos online, I was surprised at how large the property was once inside. All the rooms have been recently decorated and furnished which gave the property a quality feel. The kitchen was very large and had plenty of storage space, as well as being equipped with all the usual essential appliances. The dining room featured a modern table seating 6 and the light paint ...
    We (myself, wife and new baby) were invited on holiday by my in-laws and stayed during the first week of August. Having seen the photos online, I was surprised at how large the property was once inside. All the rooms have been recently decorated and furnished which gave the property a quality feel. The kitchen was very large and had plenty of storage space, as well as being equipped with all the usual essential appliances. The dining room featured a modern table seating 6 and the light paint combined with large window gave the room a very nice airy feel. There was plenty of sofa seating in the lounge, meaning if someone wanted to lie down or put their legs up there was still room for everyone. The TV wasnt amazing, however there was a DVD/stereo system which meant you could watch DVDs with decent sound - however you need to bring your own as there are none supplied (nor are there any books or games to keep you entertained). The bedroom we stayed in had plenty of room, we could have put the cot in a range of places. The mattress did not feel particularly great, but surprisingly didnt cause me any back pain (which often does happen). The only other downside was the very thin curtains, as the property is right by the road which is lit, there is alot of light coming in through the curtains. This wasnt a huge problem for us as we have the same problem at home, but someone used to a dark room would need to use the rear bedroom. The bathroom was very modern and there was no shower curtain to faff about with, however the only toilet was in the same room which does limit use - although both could easily be used without seeing each other as the shower is behind a wall - it depends on how comfortable you are with the rest of the party! There was plenty of information on the local area available at the property, which was very handy. The town centre of Amble is literally just round the corner and is fairly average for the size of town, a couple of small supermarkets, range of independent shops and charity shops. There is also the river and habour which is easily walkable from the property. There is also a very good restaurant just round the corner, called the Wellwood, it seems to be the best place to eat in Amble, as it was so close my wife and I were able to pop out for an anniversary meal leaving our son with the in-laws (the only evening out together since he was born). Parking was never a problem when we were there, we were always able to get a space in the adjacent road. The only other improvement beyond those already mentioned is that it would benefit from having 2 keys, having 3 double bedrooms is somewhere that is likely to be used by more than one family, who might not want to spend everyday together, or not always get home at the same time.

Features

  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside

The property

An impressive, stone-built, Victorian terraced cottage ideally located close to the marina and town centre of Amble.

Bernicia is tastefully decorated throughout and offers extremely spacious, light and airy rooms that are well-furnished and comfortable.

The large lounge has a period panelled bay window with traditional cornice and feature fireplace, while the spacious dining room with feature fireplace overlooks the secluded courtyard.

The well-equipped, contemporary kitchen is ideal for a self-catering cottage, it has access to the courtyard area, which is perfect in the evening sunshine.

Amble affords a colourful harbour hosting a wide variety of pubs, cafes and restaurants, whilst the marina flourishes with an array of vibrant, nautical activity.

Bernicia makes an ideal base from which to explore Northumberland's beautiful Heritage Coast, countryside, castles and renowned National Park.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x double. Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC. Well-equipped fitted kitchen. Dining room. Spacious lounge with bay window.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating
  • Electric double oven, ceramic touch-control hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD micro theatre system with CD player, radio and USB/MP3 sockets
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Welcome pack and starter pack of toiletries included
  • Ample roadside parking a few metres from the property on a first come, first served basis
  • Alternatively, parking is available at a free car park approx
  • 100m from cottage
  • Small, secluded courtyard area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 mins walk.

About the location

AMBLE-BY-THE-SEA

Warkworth 1 mile; Alnmouth 4 miles.

The bustling little seaport of Amble is situated at the mouth of the River Coquet and is an ideal place for exploring Northumberland. Historically a centre for boatbuilding, Amble offers a marina, a harbour, sandy beaches and coastal walks to the bird sanctuary at Hauxley and country park at Druridge Bay. Large fishing boats moor along the harbour wall and land a variety of fish, prawns, crabs and lobsters. There is a fish centre on the side of the harbour that is now primarily a shell fish hatchery to re-stock levels of lobster and other shell fish, this sells local fish and is open to the public. A mile south of Amble is Coquet Island, an RSPB reserve with a large population of terns, puffins and eider ducks and boat trips around the island can be arranged. The pretty coastal villages of Alnmouth and Craster and numerous superb beaches are only a short drive away, whilst picturesque Warkworth with its castle, charming Alnwick with its castle and award-winning gardens, and the National Trust’s Wallington Hall and Cragside are all within easy reach.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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